Silk Way West Airlines in strategic co-operation with JAL Cargo
July 23, 2018: Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines and JAL Cargo have agreed to start a co-operation regarding cargo services, which does include the use of Silk Way West Airlines’ capacities by JAL Cargo.
As JAL Cargo has stopped their own full freighter operations, the use of Silk Way West Airlines’ capacities on scheduled routes out of Europe via Baku into Japan and vice versa will create an interesting option for both carriers.
Given that Silk Way West Airlines is poised to increase their weekly connections out of their global hub in Baku from three to four weekly operations, the co-operation does create a win-win situation for both partners.
At the same time, Silk Way West Airlines will boost its weekly operation between Baku and Europe in order to offer sequenced connections to and from Japan via Baku.
“It perfectly fits into our growth strategy we are pursuing in reference to our footprint in Japan. Right from the start of our Japan services more than two years ago, we have always been eager to increase our exposure,” says Wolfgang Meier, CEO and president of Silk Way West Airlines.
“Having these kind of positive communications is pleasing JAL CARGO and we welcome very much more capacities especially with the use of Silk Way West’s Boeing 747-8F aircraft within our network,” adds Hiroo Iwakoshi, executive officer Cargo/Mail and board member of JAL Cargo.